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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Sep 1, 2004 6:28am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Film Strip collections

Yes, I've got a bunch. I'm trying to figure out the best format to put 35mm filmstrips online.

I thought about making them Powerpoint presentations since there are many different programs (including some open source ones) that can read and display such files.

What do you think?

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Sep 1, 2004 12:20pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Film Strip collections

I would prefer jpegs and the soundtrack in separate files. I use Irfan View for slide shows.

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Poster: GersonK Date: Sep 1, 2004 12:31pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Film Strip collections

I'm not especially partial to needing to launch a powerpoint viewer, but it probably is the one of the few widely available format that would let you synchronize the audio and the frame advances. Perhaps you could make them available both in ppt and separate picture and audio files?

Or am I wrong? Is there a common/free video format that would just save each distinct image in a slideshow once?

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Sep 1, 2004 2:47pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Film Strip collections

At first, most of the filmstrips I'll be digitizing have no soundtrack.

I've thought about different formats and their pros and cons.

I'd like to have a format where each file can be easily viewed as a slideshow and that folks can extract the images from the file for their own use.

Here's my thoughts:

A video file format such as (MPEG2, QT) would have large files and extra compression of the images. It also wouldn't be easy to extract the images.

Flash would have smaller files as an option, but again it wouldn't be easy to extract the images.

A directory of loose jpegs or tiffs would

I'm favoring Powerpoint (although I'm not a big fan of Microsoft) because the files aren't so big, lots of people can view Powerpoint files (including free options), the files can be edited and searchable via most search engines.

I'm open to some suggestions.

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Poster: Christine Hennig Date: Sep 2, 2004 9:57am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Film Strip collections

All I ask is to PLEASE make it Mac compatible!

This post was modified by Christine Hennig on 2004-09-02 16:57:08

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Poster: Marysz Date: Sep 2, 2004 11:32am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Film Strip collections

I'm also a mac user and I could see this being done in Quicktime.

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Poster: gulag picture radio Date: Sep 2, 2004 5:35am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Film Strip collections

Is PowerPoint multiplatform? I'm a PC user myself, but back when I was on the Amiga (laugh any time you want to...) I always appreciated multiplatform stuff.

As for multimedia software, I've always been a big fan of Scala. It works better on older computers than PowerPoint does and it has a freely distributable player.

I thought that OpenOffice people have some sort of multimedia presentation thingy, don't they?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Sep 2, 2004 5:59am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Film Strip collections

Isn't there some kind of Quicktime format which allows for a static image slideshow?

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Poster: FP Date: Sep 2, 2004 7:57am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Film Strip collections

I vote for numbered still images in a ZIP or RAR or STUFFIT or SIT archive. I would use Picavue or ACDSee 3.2 to view them. Anything else would introduce difficulties for someone. Any format requiring any kind of player other than an image viewer is a bad idea, I think.

For image format, I suggest JPG or PNG. There should probably be multiple resolutions to choose from - maybe 640 X 480 at the low end, and something considerably larger for higher-res needs.

In any event, thanks for offering yet another resource -